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AEW star makes HUGE statement regarding potential G1 Climax participation

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In a surprising turn of events, Bryan Danielson, a prominent figure on the All Elite Wrestling (AEW) roster, has expressed significant reservations about his potential participation in the renowned NJPW G1 Climax tournament.

Bryan Danielson, who has previously shown interest in the NJPW G1 Climax, recently voiced his concerns about joining the tournament.

In a candid interview with Sports Illustrated, he highlighted the physical demands of the competition and his personal commitments as primary reasons for his apprehension.

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Bryan Danielson in AEW: Physical Condition and Family Commitments

Danielson acknowledged the rigorous nature of the G1 Climax and how it might not align with his current stage in life.

He mentioned, “I’d love to be able to go back to Japan, but I just don’t know if that’s a realistic possibility for me at this point in my career.”

He further added that while the idea of participating in the G1 has always been a dream, it’s beginning to fade given his current circumstances.

The thought of leaving his family for an extended period, especially at 42 with injuries accumulating, makes the prospect less appealing.

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AEW Commitments and Admiration for NJPW

Despite his reservations about the G1 Climax, Danielson’s admiration for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) remains evident.

He expressed his fondness for watching matches featuring stars like Tanahashi, Okada, Shingo, Ospreay, and Zack Sabre Jr.

He also reminisced about the time when Kenny Omega was part of NJPW and how he believed he’d need to go to Japan to wrestle the style he loved.

However, with the inception of AEW, Danielson found a platform that resonated with his wrestling style.

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Balancing Act

Juggling a full-time role in AEW with the idea of participating in the G1 Climax presents a challenge for Danielson.

He emphasised his dedication to AEW, stating, “I have this whole full-time job in AEW, and I’m focused on everything I’m doing here.”

The commitment required for the G1, combined with his responsibilities in AEW and personal life, makes the decision even more complex.

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  • What did Bryan Danielson say about the G1 Climax?
    • Danielson expressed doubts about participating in the G1 Climax due to physical and personal commitments.
  • Has Danielson participated in the G1 Climax before?
    • As of now, Bryan Danielson has not participated in the NJPW G1 Climax tournament.
  • What are Danielson’s views on NJPW?
    • Danielson admires NJPW and enjoys watching matches featuring its top stars. He once believed he’d need to wrestle in Japan to achieve the style he desired.
  • Where is Bryan Danielson currently wrestling?
    • Bryan Danielson is currently a part of the AEW roster.
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